Need another advice from you on another purchasing topic.
I was looking to buy an alto saxophone for me to play in band.
Therefore I search on the used market and found 2 instruments that
are in my price range and i heard good thing about. Unfortunately I could
only test play no 1 as the second one is an online auction.....
Now I'd like to have your opinion on this.
1.) SML Gold Medal Prototype
Sold from a repairman.
Great condition and nice tone.
Needs a mouthpiece that fits me and the horn as
intonation, when checked against tuner was really off (too high to be exact).
When he played it, the tuner showed that he's perfectly in tune so its really me.
2.) Buffet Crampon SDA
Seller is a private person.
Full overhaul and tuning done (with receipt).
Unfortunately I cannot try the instrument prior to buying as the seller is
too far away.
Both horns cost the same. However I do not know what the best thing to do is.
If I decide for the SML I need to find a mouthpiece that fits me. As a tuning and overhaul
was done on the Buffet I can be sure that it'll be in tune, however this can also change based
on my playstyle. Also I do not know how it sounds.....
What do you guys think ?
Thank you for your help !